The story of the film Cheliya is set during the Kargil war of 1999 where doctor Leela (Aditi Rao Hydari) falls in love with a fighter pilot named Varun (Karthi). The romance is kindled right away but Varun’s commitment phobic attitude keeps pushing Leela away from the relationship. The twist in the tale arises when Karthi is jailed in Pakistan because of the tense war situation. How Karthi frees himself from Pakistan and wins his love all over again falls the rest of the story.
Director: Mani Ratnam
Starring: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shraddha Srinath